I couldn’t find a good RIP image, so this will have to do.
The term has come to a close, and for the second year in a row my wife and I decided to flee from the layers of jackets and scarves (well, yes, really just one layer – I have never worn more than one scarf at a time). Last year we went to spend Christmas with my family in South Africa, and this year we chose the tropical island of Singapore as our place to sweat. We will be here for two weeks, and as I am now officially on a break, and officially jet-lagged, I thought it would be a good time to drop in to this poor, neglected blog.
- I chose to attempt to cover all bases in one blog space. I wanted this to be a space to: connect with the parents of my students, interact with my students, reflect on my practice, connect with other educators, comment on interesting bits and pieces I had read, provide practical information like homework deadlines – I think that covers it. Ah, the folly!
- Due to the point above, I struggled to drop into a topic for each post, as I wasn’t quite sure who I was writing for.
- As a consequence of the previous two points, the process became more difficult and therefore less likely to be something I was drawn to after a few hours of giving feedback.
This chain of events resulted in a “sinking sand moment”, and no Land Rover could ease this blog out gently. Its head dipped below the soft granules, as turnerlearnerteacher gasped, and with a sorrowful look of resignation, closed its long eyelashes, and bid farewell.